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Aimed at parents and care givers, this guide provides specific information on the acquisition and funding of Assistive Technology for students with disabilities enrolled in Pennsylvania schools. The publication is part of the Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN) publications. http://pattan.net-website.s3.amazonaws.com/images/2015/07/30/AT_Studnt_Acq_0715.pdf

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Online learning is now pervasive in many school systems. Little is known however about how students with disabilities fare when using this educational modality. This summary gathers together policies/guidance used in seven states (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Michigan, North Carolina and Virginia) that either require online experience as part of...

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Published by the Center for American Progress, this paper discusses progress made in state mandated tests (PARCC and Smarter Balanced) through the inclusion of accessibility features and use of universal design. The authors advocate for increased focus on accessibility and inter-operability to ensure proper access and accommodations in schools, and...

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Presented by the Online Learning Consortium (OLC) (formerly the Sloan Consortium), this webinar explores the learning facilitation process that includes students whose disabilities are not readily apparent, but whose condition may compromise the learning process. A panel of 4 experts discussed 1) the importance of Universal Design (UD) for both...

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In this webinar Dr. Katie Linder, research director at Oregon State University's Ecampus Research Unit, shares the results from the second part of a study done in collaboration with 3Play Media. The study involved 50 colleges and universities nationwide, focusing on the challenges of and solutions for captioning. The presentation...

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Published in the Disability Studies Quarterly (DSQ), this article examines the accessibility features of Blackboard and Moodle, the approaches used in their online learning environment, and the impact of disability on the learning and teaching process. The author also explores social media networks as learning environments and questions universities and...

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For many organizations and individuals, cost is the main obstacle in getting video captioning and transcriptions. This webinar provides an overview of the DIY captioning process, including captioning for YouTube and DYI steps in a worflow, how to create a transcript and convert the transcript into captions, and tools &...

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The goal of this policy brief is three-fold: 1) Provide guiding principles for early educators (including those in home settings), early learning programs, schools, and families on the use of technology by young children to support them in making informed choices for all children; 2) Inform the public, families, and...

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This webinar by Martha Thurlow and Sheryl Lazarus from the National Center on Educational Outcomes provides viewers with a quick, yet comprehensive, overview of the paradigm shift in how accessibility features and accommodations are provided as states move toward technology-based assessments. This session will provide you with the information...

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This resource guide identifies a number of high-quality, useful resources to address issues of accessibility in several key areas: developing an accessibility statement, conducting an accessibility audit, procuring accessible technology, and building professional development and training resources on accessibility for your staff.

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